Dr. Lea Blackwell, MD

Dr. Lea Blackwell, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
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Dr. Lea Blackwell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cape Coral, FL and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport in 2002 and specializes in general surgery.

1206 Country Club Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Contact Information

(239) 574-7454

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Blackwell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Blackwell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated

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44  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Charity Hospital and Medical Center Of La At No
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Charity Hospital and Medical Center Of La At No
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blackwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackwell's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackwell to family and friends
20 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Blackwell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Blackwell came into my 79 year old mothers hospital room while I was there and was the rudest, condescending doctor I have ever met in my life. You wait for doctors to come in so you can ask questions. She made us feel our questions were stupid and told us she was busy because she had 50 other...more
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Fantastic and caring doctor.
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Consummate professional, expert in her field. Dr. Blackwell saved me from myself. I was stuck on stupid and in denial regarding what I thought was a benign mass, I was wrong. Kind, compassionate, empathetic, not enough words to describe Dr. Blackwell. Need surgery, cannot go wrong, in very good and...more
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Dr Blackwell is excellent in her chosen speciality of surgery..She is particularly knowledgeable in the area of my need...She is extremely kind and caring...I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Blackwell to family and friends.
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Dr Blackwell removed a cancerous lump from my breast. I found her to be extremely compassionate, comforting & took all the time you needed to answer all questions & called immediately with pathology results. I highly recommend her!
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